After enduring centuries of bone-free cupboards, Old Mother Hubbard has decided that she and her dog deserve a break, so she arranges for her daughter Polly to marry the very rich, though very unpleasant, Duke Ferdinand. Polly, however, is in love with Dick, the poor woodchopper's son, so they run away to seek their fortune. Unfortunately, they fall into the clutches of the Witch Hepzibah who, having been beaten in her quest to become the Queen and General Panjandrum of the Witches, Warlocks, and Miscellaneous Monstrosities Union by the much younger Little Witch Barbie, now seeks a pure, young maiden as a key ingredient in her cunning plan to regain her lost youth. Choice of music is left to the individual director.
"A deluge of painful puns, puzzling plots, cheerful songs and lively acting [...] Old Mother Hubbard could well be Nicholls' best pantomime — and that's saying a lot, for he is a master of his craft." - The West Australian